Thursday, December 31, 2009

Vintage Vogue set from the new occasions mini!

Where did December go? I have been stamping but I am sooooo sorry that I haven't been posting. I guess my New Year's Resolution will be to post more often. I do have several cards made to share this weekend and January's scrapbook project to show. I have been working on my swaps for Leadership and Regional in Phoenix next week. I pre-ordered the Vintage Vogue clear stamp set (which I just realized will be my FREE set at regional, oh well) and I have to tell you, I like the clear blocks. It is much easier to see where you are stamping! I think I will continue to go clear. The card I am sharing today is for the leadership swap. It features Basic Gray and Pretty in Pink. I also used the Very Vintage coordinating wheel. The Occasions mini features a new style of punches. I used the scalloped trim punch on this card. I'll post my regional swap tomorrow.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Magic Snowflake

Have you tried this technique yet? You can find a tutorial over at SCS. I wondered how it was different from the polished stone technique since they look so similar. Well, when you try it you will understand. With this technique, you stamp and emboss your image FIRST. Then dab a cotton ball that has alcohol and re-inkers (no metallic like the polished stone). Then (and here's the difference) you heat your image again with the embossing gun. Watch as your embossed image reappears magically! I fell in love with Beate's layout for her sample that she made for the tutorial. I changed the stamp, colors, and paper for the card below. My club members will be making this card in December.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Taken with Teal, Ruby Red, Whisper White, Holiday Lounge dp
Ink: White Craft, Taken with teal and Tempting Turquoise re-inkers, teal and ruby markers

Saturday, November 21, 2009

SASSSC Christmas card swap

SASSSC (Simple and Serious Stampers Swap Club, pronounced sassy) met today for our Christmas card swap. We completed our first year as a swap club last month. This was our first meeting of our second year and I am proud to say we have 3 new members!!! Now our group is complete with 12 members.

We have a demonstration, swap, door prize, food, and a make and take at each meeting. This month Mary was in charge of the Make and Take. I snapped this picture of her getting set up. I think she was doing a Make-up and take, lol!!!! No seriously, she showed us how to make this pull and push-up card. Really simple. Of course she has cut all the paper, so it was super simple.

Annie demonstrated the Faux Wax Seal technique.

1. Cut out the shape you want for your seal. Using punches is easiest.
2. Use the negative of the cutout to cover the VersaMark pad. This will allow your pad to only have the shape you desire exposed.
3. Ink your cardstock by pressing onto the partially covered VersMark.
4. Emboss the shape with your desired metallic embossing powder 4 or more times. I was looking over her shoulder to get this shot. She was not doing tricks and standing on her head!
5. Quickly stamp your image into the warm melted embossing medium.

6. Use the punch to cut out your finished shape.

Here are the Christmas cards we swapped.

Laura's card

Delia's card

Deb's card

Annie's card

Thelma's card

Olga's card

Mary's card

Margie's card

Lynn's card

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Moon

Is anyone else as excited as I am that the next installment is coming out this weekend? Yoo-hoo!
new moon Pictures, Images and Photos
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
I'm Team Edward!!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Jingle

This month's scrapbooking kit was Christmas Jingle. We made three 2-page layouts. We even had enough stickers and real red cardstock to make 12 card fronts. We then mounted them onto Very Vanilla cardstock. I love the colors and designs in this kit.

Here is a slide show of the cards.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Front Row Regional

There were 12 fellow demonstrators who met this past weekend at Judy's lovely home to watch the SU front row regional on dvd. We enjoyed all the demonstrations and the make and take after. I took a few photos from the dvd as well as some of the cards and projects the girls had brought to share.

Shelli showed how to make these awesome paper flowers for a flower bouquet.

We saw some scrapbooking and lots of wonderful demonstrations.

Doesn't she look excited to show us the Faux Reptile Skin! Ink up your paper towels with old olive craft, then clear emboss.

We brought cards and projects that we have done in our classes or workshops to share. I made a slide show of some of my favorits.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Stamp Club projects

I held my monthly stamp club this weekend. We had a lovely time playing with the shimmer paints and new stamp sets from the mini occasions catty. This first card is a knock-off of Andrea Walford's card. I just flipped the ribbon over because I love the polka dots. I didn't have any chunky glitter, so I used iridescent ice dp instead.

This card is my take on a card by Kimberly at stampinbythesea. I used soft suede and Kraft ribbon. I rubbed champagne mist shimmer paint over the embossed whisper white cardstock. It really makes the embossing stand out.
For this card I made my own shimmer mist by mixing alcohol, re-inkers and champagne mist.
I rubbed platinum shimmer paint over white cardstock and then punched out my silver snowflakes. I also used the platinum shimmer paint to stamp the snowflakes. I got this idea from Andrea Walford also (I think, it's been awhile).

Demo Swaps from the last meeting

Vickie's card

Terry W's card

Terri's card

Tanya's card


Lynn's card

Lynda's card

Debe L's card

Laura's card

Judy's card

Jennifer's card

Delia's card

Debbie's card

Deb's card

Anna's card

I meant to post these earlier, but am just now getting around to it. Such a talented group. I loved all the cards! If you made the mystery card, or if I have the wrong name on your card, let me know and I'll change it.