Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July Swap

I've been really bad about getting my swaps out by the 6th of every month. This month I'm ahead of schedule and it feels good!!! I finished these cards last week. I mailed one to my upline to make sure it would get to her  with all the rhinestones still attached without extra postage before I send the rest out. She got her card today so I'll be mailing the rest tomorrow. This card was cased from Debbie at splitcoaststampers.com.  I loved her colors but I wanted to play with the new Stampin Up' In colors for 2013-2015.

Monday, July 1, 2013

June swap card

This card uses the triple time stamping technique. It takes some practice to get the image completely stamped. This cared was a case from Donna Inks. I will try this technique again and make up my own colors and layout.

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I love these bright colors!!!! My upline made the top card that I embellished up a bit for my card. Interesting card angle on that top card- ha!

World Treasures

I started a swap last June through Stampin' Connection - SU demonstrators only boards.  It was a 6-6-6 swap.  6 cards to 6 people for 6 months.  I know, bad numbers but it was really fun and I generally made 8 cards so mine was really 8-6-6.  This stamp set debuted in the 2012-2013 catalog but carried over to the current catalog.  I shamelessly cased it from Do Stamping with Dawn.  I really like her stuff.  Here is another card I did for the 6th swap that I found on her blog:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Making Strides Class

Hi ladies! Here are the cards from the Making Strides for Breast Cancer fundraiser a few weeks ago.  If you received a kit in the mail, you will be making 2 of each card style, usually in different colors.

Sympathy card: you will have a green base and a blue base, a green mat and a blue mat.  There is sticky tape on the back of the white striped mat- that is to hold down your ribbon (tie the 2nd piece of ribbon around the first after it's stuck down.  The intention was for the blue card to go with the blue mat and vice versa but these are your cards so you can do the however you'd like.

Isn't she cute???!!!!  This is Totally Tess from Stampin' UP! last year.  All of the papers with this card coordinate so you can use whichever side you'd like.

I'm having operator errors with this pic- it won't go straight for me! If you notice on the blue card, there are 2 scalloped edges: 1 on either side of the patterned paper.  There are only 2 of those pieces in your kit so they will only have the border on one side of the patterned paper.

Doesn't get any easier than this! The branches already have sticker stuff on the back so you just peel the paper off on both sides and stick! 

Again with the picture stuff! Grrr!  The completely assembled card on the bottom is the sample but instead of green, you have red.  There is a blue mat and a red mat and you can arrange your "ribbon" pieces anyway you want.  There are 2 ribbons in a little baggie floating around in your package that attach to these cards.  Use the glue dots included to stick buttons on the cards.

It really is easy, so don't say you can't do it!  I did the hard part by cutting everything- all you have to do is tape together!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Halloween Swap

While I've not been posting, I have been creating.  I'm going to try to post some of the things I've been working on.

I joined a Stampin' Up! demonstrator swap due in September.  I knew I wanted to use the new Halloween set Googly Ghouls so I searched for pics of what others had done with the set.  I also wanted to make it a bookmark card.

I had 2 inspiration cards:

and here is my card:

I'm very happy with it after several revisions.  After I got it made, I didn't know how I was going to get the bookmark to stick so I came up with this idea:

The orange scallop at the top is a circle so I made a little band to fit around it and used a glue dot to hold the band to the card.  The bookmark slips right in and out of the band easily!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I've been having friends over for stamping as often as I can. Some are new stampers, some are SU demonstrators, some just come to knit! I have a friend that is a scrapbook expert and she was able to come last week and made some absolutely fabulous cards!