Monday, October 21, 2013

Scarecrow canvas project

The Glittern Gals SU group met at my house Sunday to make this adorable Scarecrow canvas.
We used asw many Stampin Up materials as we could. Here is Sharon and Debbie working on the background of their canvases. They had to paint the edges black, cut their background dsp and stencil on the black polka dots using the stencil from the Build a Banner kit. They used Mod Podge to glue the dsp to the canvan, Then they added a square of burlap and a smaller square of a coordinating dsp.

 Luana is adding glitter to the big daisy that will embellish the scarecrows hat. The daisy was die cut using the big shot machine.
 Another view of Sharon and Debbie attaching the burlag to the canvas using Mod Podge.
In the other room Heather, Jennifer, Michele, Luana and Terri are working on their canvases. There was a lot of prep work that had to be done before they could begin attaching everything to the canvas.
Here is a group shot of the finished projects. They all followed the same dierctions and had the same pattern, but each scarecrows had is own unique expression. So cute!
Somehow I missed having a close up of Sharon's, sorry.
Can't wait to have the Christmas Canvas Class!
These fellows were made by the SASSSC girls at our retreat last month.

Friday, October 11, 2013

October stamp club projects

Wanted to show you what we did for stamp club this month.

First up is a file folder card made using the envelope punch board. I used designer paper from Sweater Weather. The leaf is from Gently Falling and I used the rock and roll technique to ink the stamp pad. I first inked the entire leaf with Crushed Curry and then "rolled" the edges of the stamp into Soft Sky. Stamp each leaf, reinking after each stamp. One of my ladies wanted to know where the green ink pad was, lol. I reminded her about what happens when you mixed yellow and blue. This beautiful card was a case from Catherine Pooler and I followed her wonderful video here.
 This card was cased from Amy O'Neil. You can see her original card here. I used Pistachio Pudding ink and cardstock for my card. I also used the new Artisan Label punch as the landing pad for each of my butterflies. The designer paper for the butterflies is from Venetian Romance. The cardstock colors are Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding.
 This is a case from Patty Bennet and features the new Chevron punch. Quick and easy.
 This last card is from the fabulous Ms Jan Tink. It features the emboss resist technique.
Thanks to all the talented ladies that I used as my muse this month. You guys ROCK!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Three Spooky Friends for Halloween

Happy Halloween, or Almost!

I wanted to share the three mixed media projects I did for Halloween. I saw the ghost and pumpkin at the Stampin' Up! convention in July. The little ghost was my very first mixed media attempt. They are really easy and fun to make. I used paper from the Witches' Brew Designer Series pack as well as the coordinating Washi Tape. I found the foam spider webs at Michael's. It is a coaster that I cut to fit the corner. I stamped the bat, candy corn, and words using the Halloween Hello stamp set. I added some Orange glitter to the hat band. The spider, eyes and mouth are free handed with a permanent black fine tip marker.
 This is little Miss Halloween. She is a case from a design I saw on Pinterest. Again I used the Halloween Hello stamp set as well as Everything Eleanor for the flourish. I drew her curls free handed with a marker and added the black rhinestones for bling. More orange glitter on her hat. The white letters for happy halloween are just stickers.
 Little Pumpkin Boo is another one of the designs shown at convention. Same paper and stamp set as before.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last Open House Post Featuring MDS and Thinlits

Hello, welcome back to my posts covering the Glittern' Gals' Annual Open House. Today I will share with you some samples made by Debbie J. She is our resident expert on all things MDS. I have to admit I have MDS on my computer and lots of downloads, but I am still intimidated by it. Debbie has promised to start holding classes for us demos to help us get up to snuff, so to speak. Anyway look at these wonder samples from Debbie J.
 This sample combines a MDS background with 3D stamping using the Harvest of Thanks set from the Holiday Mini.
 I love how Debbie added the 3D ornaments made from the Ornament Framelits to the side of the frame.
 Show your patriotic pride with this Subway art created on MDS. Add some die cut starts for dimension.
 What a neat idea way to make a collage of photos!

 The following samples feature the brand NEW Circle Thinlits Die. It cuts and scores the card for you in one easy turn of the Big Shot handle! It's SO new it didn't make it into the catalog so I'll give you the order number...133480 at $32.95.
This card was made using last year's angel, but I can see it working really well with the Christmas Dove in the Holiday Mini called Calm Christmas, pg 26.
I love the gold stars stamped randomly over the Cherry Cobbler using the Gold Metallic Encore pad on pg 28.

 The last two samples were made with the Label Card Thinlits Die #133479 also $32.95.
Thank you Debbie J for a job well done. I hope you will enjoy making your own "swing" cards.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Open House Demonstrations continued

 Today's post will show some of the packaging made by Ann C for her demonstration. She made some really cute items. Several feature the "Tag a Bag" gift bags, those cute bags with the chevron design on them. They come in a pack of 10 bags (#13170) for $3.95. You can also purchase  the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit (#130153) for $7.95. The kits includes materials to make 10 coordinating tags. OR for a better value, purchase the bundle (both kits) for just $9.95. (#131371).
 For this bag, Ann created a super cut bag topper and used an edgelit to get that pretty curved shape to it. Oh and did I mention that these bags are "food safe"?!
The Halloween box above is one of SU's Decorative Window Gifts boxes. You get 6 Kraft boxes that are "food safe" for $4.95. (#132146) These boxes are 1 1/2" x 4", perfect for some yummy cookies!

Our clear cellophane bags, paired with a cute topper, make another darling gift bag idea.

These adorable mini muslin bags can be stamped on and have a drawstring closure, making them the perfect packaging for jewelry and other little gifts. The bags are 4 x 5 1/2, and you get 8 bags for $9.95. (#132180)
The last two photos are examples of our gift boxes. The come in two sizes :Extra Large
( 4 3/8 x 6 x 6 ) and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2".
Ann has used the Gift Box Bigz L Die to create bows for some of her boxes, and the Chalk Talk stamp set and framelits to make tags for the others. Note: I appoligize for the side ways photos, I could not get them to load the other way!
Just look at all the possibilities for your holiday packaging!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Open House part 2...demonstrations

For our Open House we had three demonstrations going on simultaneously. This is the display for Judy's demonstration of Banners and Mixed Media. Judy always creates the most wonderful items for her demonstrations.

You and I created the mixed media canvases after seeing Carrie's at convention. We both are hooked.
Here is a close up of the ones made by Judy.
And here are mine. We both used only Stampin' Up! materials where we could. We used re-inkers to tint our white paint, we used SU designer paper for all our pieced designs. You might not be able to tell because most of it was painted over. We used SU stamp sets for all the distressing and words (expect for those hand written) and we even used the stencils for the Build a Banner kit (note the large polka dots and chevron designs).

These are some of the banners Judy made. The mini holiday catty shows the traditional holiday banners, but Judy has shown other uses. Isn't the Bunco banner cute!

These muslin bags are adorable. Judy stenciled them using the stencils from the Build a Banner kit.
And last is one of my favorite pieces. I just love this little sign using the paper from the Witches' Brew Designer Series. This is the next project I plan to do as soon as my reorder of paper comes in. I'm out of that stripe! :(
Come back tomorrow for the next demonstrations.